The three main attractions of the park - the night scene, the sunset, and star gazing - were what guided the layout for the walkway in the Taichung Metropolitan Park. The recreational areas along the walkways are also specifically designed for particular uses and are to be used as follows:
High usage area (main recreational area): this is the center area of the park where the visitor information center, parking lots, star gazing promenade, scenic pond, and outdoor theater are located to provide the widest variety of services and facilities for social activities.
Moderate usage area (nature observation and walkway area): this area is intended as a buffer zone between the high usage area and the most undisturbed area in the park. In this area the eco-pond, sunshine promenade, and hiking paths are located.
Low usage area (ecological reserve): this is the outer most area of the park reserved for wildlife and the natural eco-system.